RETN Provides internet services for Level7

This week we are happy to share some news from our Italian entity. Internet service provider Level7 has been on the market since late 2010, providing Internet services across Italy, including Sicilian region for the past 11 years. The carrier started working with RETN in April 2021.

Paolo di Francesco, director of Level7:

«As a company presented in various exchanges (MIX/NAMEX), we know the international IP transit market pretty well. That is why, when choosing a provider, we immediately thought about RETN. We needed to connect our customers to the rest of the Internet network, especially to Northern and Eastern Europe and RETN is the company, which is well-presented internationally and has a strong footprint in our regions of interest.  We have been working with RETN since April 30th, 2021, and for now, we only buy IP Transit. However, we have already been impressed by RETN’s response to our personalized needs and flexibility in the company’s commercial offer»



Last week the RETN team held their 2021 Sales Meeting. Although the event was meant to be “pump your skills” and oriented towards the sales team, every employee was invited to join. It was a truly educational day with lots of entertaining moments which focused the whole team on the year ahead.

The Sales Awards 2021, hosted by Mario Kohl and Petr Akulshin, were the highlight with some truly emotional acceptance speeches (the Oscars have nothing on the RETN awards). Awards winners Luc Janssen, Elena Lutsenko, Roy Tan, Alexandr Khudyakov, Janos Matula, Oswald Huang, and Karim Tubin, RETN salutes your achievements.
RETN regional directors introduced some fascinating customer case studies, with some wonderful insights for all involved about what makes RETN tick and why our customers like using our services.
Mario Kohl, Chief Sales Officer, and Peter Akulshin, Deputy Chief Sales Officer, were the greatest hosts ever and gave an inspiring perspective of RETN future plans in this division. The Marketing department shared the latest results, Nataly Byelous, Group Marketing Director, talked about the first achievements of the team and gave a sneak peak of the future plans.

Tony O’Sullivan, CEO, gave the most entertaining, and motivational speech with a wide ranging view about what lies ahead for the company.
Overall, the meeting had a relaxed and informative format, and despite it being online it felt genuinely unifying.



RETN Ukraine wins Telecom Awards 2021

RETN Ukraine wins Ukrainian Telecom Awards 2021 – “Solution of the year in the field of backbone networks and transport services”. This follows quickly on from RETN Group’s shortlisting for the 2021 Global Carrier Awards in the “Best Central and Eastern European Wholesale Carrier” nomination. The company’s continued expansion with new routes and PoP developments, combined with its industry leading customer service continue to impress the judges.

In August RETN launched a new DWDM route between Chisinau and Odessa initially lit with 500G, which dramatically improves the connectivity between Ukrainian and the rest of the Balkans. This is the shortest route (261 km) between these two cities, the round-trip time on the route is 2.90 ms.

In total 8 border crossings have been built by RETN to ensure the resiliency and diversity on routes between Ukraine and the rest of the world. RETN now counts a total of 19 PoPs in Ukraine out of its global 800 total.

Using a combination of Infinera’s FlexILS line system and a mix of ICE-4 transponders with Ciena’s Waveserver® 5 solution based on WaveLogic 5 Extreme on the network in Ukraine and Eurasia RETN is able to provide 100GbE and 400GbE connectivity to meet the exponential growth in bandwidth requirements for critical services and applications. The combination of Infinera and Ciena’s DWDM solutions, implemented and maintained by RETN’s in house DWDM team, supports the highest standards of network and service quality, with improved network efficiency (up to 800 Gbps per lambda) and lower latency.

Elena Lutsenko, Managing Director of RETN Ukraine: “It’s an honour to be recognised by the colleagues and the industry. The only thing more important for us is that we hear positive feedback from our clients on a regular basis. RETN will continue to invest in the Ukrainian network, and we appreciate the trust placed in us by our clients”.

About RETN Ukraine

RETN LLC is a part of the international RETN Group of companies, the leading international network service provider in the Eurasian region. In Ukraine, RETN LLC has been a provider of data transmission services for representatives of the metallurgical, energy, banking and IT businesses for more than 10 years, as well as a reliable partner of leading Ukrainian telecommunications operators and providers.

About RETN

RETN is one of the fastest growing independent Eurasian providers of IP transit and enterprise communications services, with unique resources to connect Europe and Asia. Distinctive features of RETN network are its own international fiber network – circa 800 points of presence and a network length of 116,000 km, running on recognised equipment vendors such as Infinera, Juniper and Ciena.

RETN’s unique solution to connect Europe and Asia is built on its own homogenous DWDM platform and widely branched land routes, passing through Western Europe and through Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan to the border with China and further onwards into South East Asia.

RETN provides telecommunication services throughout its Eurasian network with short lead times, industry leading uptimes, and multiple layers of redundancy for its 1500 customers.

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